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Budget talk at Associated Students meeting

Budget talk at Associated Students meeting

Jacqueline Morales
February 28
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The Associated Students held a meeting Feb. 27 and discussed the upcoming budget.Four main points were discussed during the meeting:Proposal to suspend Sustainability Financial Allocation Committee funding for Spring 2017Renovations to the Financial Services/Wildcat Leadership Center officeBell Memori...

Vandalism at Laxson Auditorium

Vandalism at Laxson Auditorium

Jafet Serrato
February 27
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Graffiti was discovered outside of Laxson Auditorium on Thursday and Friday morning. Callers reported that there was vandalism on the pillars of the building along the front entrance. Both the graffiti incidents appeared to contain sexually explicit language, as well as an inappropriate word. "It was wr...

President Hutchinson’s upcoming inauguration

President Hutchinson’s upcoming inauguration

Kayla Fitzgerald
February 27
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

President Gayle Hutchinson will be inaugurated March 3 in Laxson Auditorium. The ceremony is from 10-11 a.m. A limited number of seats is available, and they are on a first come, first served basis.Free tickets are available at the University Box Office located at the corner of Third and Chestnut S...

Three Chico State alumni seek to expose biased news

Three Chico State alumni seek to expose biased news

Michael Fritz
February 27
Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Americans are becoming increasingly skeptical of their news sources. In a report conducted by the Pew Research Center released in December, 32 percent of U.S. adults said they often see fake political news online, and 51 percent of adults say they often see inaccurate political news reports. Three ...

Man sells stolen goods while car jacking

Man sells stolen goods while car jacking

Jafet Serrato
February 26
Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Call Type: Drunk in PublicSunday, 3:32 p.m., 2000 Business LaneAn intoxicated man was seen bothering people around AMPM and witnesses said he ran towards the Toys R’ Us parking lot. People described him as the same person who was outside selling stolen goods from Big Lots, while at...

House on 7th and Chestnut Streets excavated

House on 7th and Chestnut Streets excavated

Alejandra Fraga
February 25
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico Fire and Police Department were still working at the scene of the 7th and Chestnut Streets house fire. The excavation of the house took place throughout the afternoon shortly after the fire was put out, causing no harm to surrounding structures.No injuries have been reported."So far, we have not found anyone...

Fire on Chestnut and W. 7th street

Fire on Chestnut and W. 7th street

George Johnston
February 24
Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Multimedia, News, Video

Savannah Epstein woke her boyfriend up and told him they needed to leave their apartment, the house next to them was on fire. Epstein says at 4 a.m. she heard people breaking into house. She began hearing more noise from the house two hours later. "It was scary," Epstein said. "I was more worried tha...

A.S. election information sessions start next week

Kayla Fitzgerald
February 23
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The Associated Students are looking for candidates interested in running for elected positions for the upcoming school year.Government Affairs at Chico State ensures that student voices are being heard and that their money is being allocated properly.Those interested in running for one of the 17 available positions can attend one of t...

CSU chancellor comments on immigration

Daniel Wright
February 22
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State released its stance on immigration in an email from Chancellor White, Wednesday. In the statement, he indicated the new directives should not affect students who are under the protection of the deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. "Existing CSU policy has not changed, and we will make...

City council rejects sanctuary city proposal

City council rejects sanctuary city proposal

Daniel Wright
February 22
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Residents of Chico were denied making the city a sanctuary at the council meeting Feb. 21. People ranging from doctors to Chico State students came to support this resolution. “I would like the city as a whole to be a reflection of the campus’s diverse community,” said attendee Da...

Caffeinated Cats podcast addresses party school reputation

Daniel Wright
February 22
Filed under Breaking News, News

In the latest episode of "Caffeinated Cats," there was a discussion of Chico State and its reputation as a "party school." The episode was simply titled "alcohol" and aimed to cover the decades-long reputation Chico State has received. "Zach, Tracy, Mary and guest star Morgan Rosen come togeth...

$96,000 project in place to decrease traffic issues

$96,000 project in place to decrease traffic issues

Alejandra Fraga
February 22
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico City Council approved a proposed plan by the Chico Police Department designed to provide the city with traffic enforcement and relief from burglaries and thefts Tuesday. “The City of Chico has gone without a dedicated traffic unit for nearly five years, since then traffic collisions have...

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